Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
hearing will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry. brian? >>brian: one of the most patriotic organizations in our nation making it their business to find jobs for our veterans every day who are wounded in battle. now they are calling on the government to do the same thing. lieutenant general, what is the government not doing that you are? >> i think right now one of the major problems is that the government and the public sector and private sectors are not reintegrating our disabled veterans back into local communities. they have a large role to play, both the veterans affairs, as well as the department of labor. i was in d.c. here the last couple of days. we've been working with them to help fill that gap. >>brian: in what way? it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy. veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate. then you have people who are dealing with some type of wound as they try to get back into the workforce. do we have to curry the jobs towards their skills? >> no, i don't think so. i think these disabled veterans bri
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
raid at benghazi, libya. her replacement, john kerry, will be sworn in the next day. >>> and what is believed to be the largest study of the flu vaccine during pregnancy, researchers found no evidence that the shot increases the risk of miscarriage. the study, released by the "new england journal of medicine" found that the flu vaccine may prevent some fetal deaths. >>> the aurora, colorado, theater where a shooting ram paige is pages is reopening today. some victims and families are boycotting the reopening ceremony, angry by the theater's response to thtragedy. >>> and wall street, mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the dow's five-day win streak coming to a close. the reason? boeing's shares fall as problems happen with the 787 dreamliner. the federal reserve's regional survey found modest growth at year end 012, despite concerns about the fiscal cliff and the looming battle over the debt ceiling. >> mary thompson, thank you. >>> one of television's favorite fathers has died. conrad bains played the father on "different strokes.